By Deena Hamza
Now, I’m not a feminist by any means, but I definitely agree with GloZell that most hygiene or primping commercials are directed towards women. On that same note, I do believe the media has attempted to provide incentive to manscape by using quintessential males as spokes-models. Who here doesn’t want to be the quintessential anything? Exactly. That’s media egging us on to be the best of the best.
Media can be hard on us average folk but, as always, I view my cup as being half full rather than half empty. I do agree that most media outlets provide for an unrealistic ideal when it comes to body image or even overall happiness (remember those old Marlboro or Camels cigarette commercials? Everyone was SO ecstatic to be smoking a cigarette that risks of cancer and heart disease didn’t exist in those images) but an unrealistic ideal could be that added push that some individuals need to be the best that they can be.
G.O.P’s, don’t fret if you don’t look like a Calvin Klein model or put simply, a waif. Choose positive and healthy body ideals and mark your territory: cut a bit from this individual and that to establish your own marvelous creation. You.